Associate Professor, Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania

Associate Professor Andrew Legg is Curator of Music and Performance, Community and Industry Partnerships at the University of Tasmania. Andrew was Director of the Conservatorium of Music until the end of 2017, where he developed a practice-based, performance-led PhD program. He is a classical pianist, composer and educator, who is best known for his work in contemporary music, particularly African American gospel and soul. His research focuses on transculturalisation of African American gospel and soul music into an Australian context. Andrew has released many recordings over his substantial performance career in the USA, including his most recent CD Revelator, which forms part of a research project examining the effects of African American music on original Australian music. In 2001, Andrew founded the Tasmanian Conservatorium's Southern Gospel Choir; their debut CD, Great Day, was nominated for an ARIA award in 2005.

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    Associate Professor, Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania